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Fifa dismisses Kieran Trippier’s appeal against 10-week suspension

Defender could continue playing if Atlético appeal to CasEngland full-back banned for breaching FA betting rules Fifa has dismissed Kieran Trippier’s appeal against a ban for breaching Football Association betting rules, but there is still hope he coul…

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Fifa dismisses Kieran Trippier’s appeal against 10-week suspension

Defender could continue playing if Atlético appeal to CasEngland full-back banned for breaching FA betting rules Fifa has dismissed Kieran Trippier’s appeal against a ban for breaching Football Association betting rules, but there is still hope he coul…

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Kieran Trippier may never serve full betting ban after panel deals blow to FA

FA fails to get dates revised while Fifa appeal ongoingPanel says that would cause Atlético player ‘stress and anxiety’Kieran Trippier could end up missing no further matches for Atlético Madrid – and be clear to play for England in March – after the F…

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Former Fifa president Sepp Blatter ‘stable’ after being taken to hospital

‘He’s getting better but needs time and rest,’ says daughterBlatter under criminal investigation over two mattersThe former Fifa president Sepp Blatter is reportedly in a stable condition after being admitted to a Swiss hospital.“My father is in hospit…

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Fifa lodges ‘criminal mismanagement’ complaint against Sepp Blatter

Complaint relates to Fifa museum project in ZurichBlatter’s lawyer strongly denies ‘baseless’ accusationsFifa has issued a complaint of “criminal mismanagement” against its former president Sepp Blatter. The complaint has been sent to the Zurich prosec…

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Lucy Bronze and Robert Lewandowski named Fifa’s best players of the year

England defender beats Pernille Harder and Wendie RenardJürgen Klopp and Sarina Wiegman win best coach awardsLucy Bronze became the first British player to win one of the top two awards at Fifa’s annual ceremony, as the Manchester City and England defe…

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Fifa steps in amid reports Jean-Bart is still exerting influence over Haitian FA

Normalisation committee is appointed to help run FHFFifa: ‘strong indications’ banned president still involvedFifa has appointed a normalisation committee for the Haitian Football Association (FHF) after it found “strong indications” that Yves Jean-Bar…

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Football transfers rife with illegality and exploitation, unpublished report found

Uefa-commissioned 2018 report found money-launderingIt said ban on third-party ownership not being enforcedA confidential Uefa-commissioned report into the transfer market concluded money-laundering was widespread and “dominant agents” were exploiting …

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Leeds’ Marcelo Bielsa makes Fifa shortlist for men’s manager of the year

Emma Hayes in running for women’s manager awardSon Heung-min and Sophie Ingle shortlisted for best goalThe Leeds manager, Marcelo Bielsa, has surprisingly been named on the five-man shortlist for Fifa men’s coach of the year. World football’s governing…

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gareth Bale question use of images in Fifa 21

Best-selling computer game uses likenesses of footballers Players want to know if entitled to proceeds from gameSeveral of the world’s most recognisable players including Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gareth Bale have questioned the right of football’s govern…

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gareth Bale question use of images in Fifa 21

Best-selling computer game uses likenesses of footballers Players want to know if entitled to proceeds from gameSeveral of the world’s most recognisable players including Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gareth Bale have questioned the right of football’s govern…

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Fifa bans head of African football for five years after misappropriation of funds

Ahmad Ahmad also found guilty of offering and accepting giftsCAF president also given fine of 200,000 Swiss francs (£164,000)The head of African football, Ahmad Ahmad, has been banned from football for five years by Fifa following an ethics investigati…

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Yves Jean-Bart’s reign of abuse at Haiti FA ended after two decades

The president of the Haiti Football Federation, now banned for life, ‘took advantage of poverty to prey upon women and girls’Almost 180 days have passed since Yves Jean-Bart was provisionally suspended by Fifa pending an investigation into claims the p…

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Haiti FA president Yves Jean-Bart banned for life by Fifa over sexual abuse

Ban and £827,000 fine follow Guardian investigationFifa finds he sexually harassed and abused female playersJean-Bart plans to appeal to court of arbitration for sportFifa has banned Yves Jean-Bart, the president of the Haiti Football Federation, from …

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Youri Djorkaeff: ‘I was in love with England, its fans and weather’

The World Cup winner discusses his old teammates, his job at Fifa and why he rejected Liverpool for BoltonBy Richard Foster for The Football MineYouri Djorkaeff played alongside some of the greatest footballers of his generation. “Zizou was amazing,” h…

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Greg Clarke in fresh climbdown as he quits role as a Fifa vice-president

Clarke already quit as FA chairman following comments to MPsFA calls on government to allow Iceland to play at WembleyGreg Clarke’s embarrassing remarks to MPs have caused him to lose a second significant role within football after he stepped down from…

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Fifa takes aim at super-agent influence with regulations and fee restriction

Agents will only be able to represent one party in a transferFees capped at 3% of annual player salary or 10% of transfer sumFifa is set to diminish the influence of so-called super-agents with regulations that limit the ability of individuals to repre…

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Fifa takes aim at super-agent influence with regulations and fee restriction

Agents will only be able to represent one party in a transferFees capped at 3% of annual player salary or 10% of transfer sumFifa is set to diminish the influence of so-called super-agents with regulations that limit the ability of individuals to repre…

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Fifa takes aim at super-agent influence with regulations and fee restriction

Agents will only be able to represent one party in a transferFees capped at 3% of annual player salary or 10% of transfer sumFifa is set to diminish the influence of so-called super-agents with regulations that limit the ability of individuals to repre…

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European Premier League: talks held over lucrative breakaway competition

Banking giant JP Morgan asked to seek finance for new leagueFifa dismissive, Uefa opposes plan for ‘boring’ formatPlans for a lucrative breakaway European Premier League involving top English clubs that would supersede the Champions League have been re…